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Valve makes 'Counter-Strike: GO' free and adds battle royale

Valve makes 'Counter-Strike: GO' free and adds battle royale

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has been rumoured to receive its own battle royale mode since a year ago.

Do weapons behave the same as they do in other Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game modes? Yes.

There are two ways to upgrade your account to Prime Status; reach Rank 21 by earning XP and add an eligible phone number to your Steam account, or purchase the CS:GO Prime Status Upgrade in-game or through the Steam Store.

What is included with CS:GO?

Playlists are available in solo, duo, and trio.

If queuing as a solo player, it will be a 16 player match.

CS:GO's shift to being free-to-play instead of a paid-for title could also make a big difference for its future. Squads feature 18 players. You'll have access to the same guns and armaments as the main CS:GO gameplay modes, but you'll have to try and find them and cash while you play in order to unlock them, rather than buying them each round. New players can also choose to upgrade to Prime Status for $15.




Special missions will allow you to earn cash in-game. Call it the Fortnite effect-the world's most popular game doesn't cost a penny to play and has led the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield to include their own battle royale modes in a bid to remain competitive with Epic Games.

While Danger Zone's map looks large by Counter-Strike standards, it's a closer, meaner place than other battle royales. Danger Zone matches typically last about 10 minutes.

From the round I've played so far, it's weird to see a bunch of old weapons and new ideas thrown together into the same pot.

To help locate enemies, you'll have access to a tablet that will track enemy positions, where drops are coming from and where the Danger Zone is headed.

All weapons will act the same and exact the same amount of damage as they do in typical CS:GO game modes, but fights will play out differently with players having 120HP in "Danger Zone", according to the developers.